Cycle Campaign News April 2014

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From the Editor

Political leadership is of prime importance for improving conditions for cycling in the UK. This was something that MPs recognised in the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group's 'Get Britain Cycling' report but, of course, we need the support of local political leaders too.

Hence CTC's Space for Cycling campaign. It's a good way of impressing local councillors with the strength of feeling that their constituents have about better provision for cycling - so, if you're not yet amongst the thousands of people who have already emailed their local politicians, please take action now.

Cherry Allan
CTC Campaigns

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Diary dates

Pedal on Parliament, 26 April (Edinburgh)

Join the 2014 PoP, and add your voice in support of a manifesto for a cycle-friendly Scotland.

Gather at the Meadows in Edinburgh for a 12 noon start.


Cycle City Expo, 1-2 May (Leeds)

Landor conference and exhibition for all those working to encourage Dutch levels of utility cycling in Britain. Includes: a two-day exhibition of the product and service suppliers to the sector; and plenary presentations from high-profile individuals throughout the UK and beyond with expertise and influence in cycle policy, promotion and infrastructure.

A limited number of places are available for volunteer campaigners who also register for the Space for Cycling conference on the following day (see below).

Space for Cycling Campaigners’ Conference, 3 May (Leeds)

Hosted by CTC, this conference is for everyone looking to get involved in the Space for Cycling campaign and use it to galvanise local cycle campaigning in their area.  New and experienced campaigners are all welcome.

The event will be a good opportunity to learn about design specifics (e.g. of protected space and liveable town centres), as well as useful skills like press and social media work. You can also pick up a Space for Cycling Activist Pack along with publicity materials so that you can go back home and campaign in style.

To cover venue hire and conference costs, we are asking for a donation at the door of between £5 - £10, based on ability to pay. This cost does not cover lunch, but it will be available from the venue café. 

Bike Week, 14 -22 June

Celebrate bikes and the difference they make to people’s everyday live with Bike Week 2014! You can register all your events - from family rides through to activities that celebrate cycling for leisure and pleasure - and be covered by Bike Week insurance. There is also a wealth of advice, resources and information available.

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